Alabama gets plenty of respect from ‘strength of schedule,’ but is that concept worth its weight? Just one of the four semifinalists didn’t beat a top-15 foe in 2015 – the SEC champs.
NFL Weekly: The first playoff team is in, as the Carolina Panthers capture the NFC South while reaching 12-0 for the first time in team history.
Greg DePalma and Aaron Breitman, managing editor at SB Nation’s OnTheBanks.com, discuss the arrival of new Rutgers football coach Chris Ash. The Ohio State defensive coordinator – who says he’ll coach the Buckeyes in their bowl game – replaces the scandal-plagued Kyle Flood.
College Football: Saturday’s conference championships made settling on four playoff teams rather simple. Beyond that, though, things came off looking rather messy.
College Basketball: With football stepping aside to get ready for bowl season, hoops moves onto center stage – including one near the site of the Pearl Harbor attacks 74 years ago.
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Greg DePalma and Mario Puig, RotoWire.com college football editor, examine the week’s top storylines as four Power 5 leagues play championship games ahead of the College Football Playoff selections. No.1 Clemson must hold off a surging North Carolina squad for the ACC crown, while No.2 Alabama must dispatch Florida for another SEC title.
College Football: The brackets for the College Football Playoff could be very clear-cut after Saturday’s conference title games. The rest of it? Here’s to playing matchmaker…
Greg DePalma and Dan Flaherty of WinningEdge.com take a look at College Football Playoff odds with just days left before the bracket is drawn up, focusing especially on the outsider status of Stanford and defending national champion Ohio State.
Aaron Breitman, managing editor at SB Nation’s OnTheBanks.com, joins Greg DePalma to discuss the Rutgers coaching search following last weekend’s shakeup that dismissed both Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann. Former RU coach Greg Schiano, onetime Florida International coach Mario Cristobal and Ohio State defensive coordinator Chris Ash lead the pack to replace Flood.